The Purchasing, External Contracts, & University Services department at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full time Specialist. This position provides purchasing execution, purchase order oversight, vendor management and maintenance, project support, and administrative support for the Purchasing, External Contracts University Services department.
Responsibilities : • Responsibilities include buying, inventory analysis, basic accounting. • Word processing, spreadsheet management, and creation purchase order and vendor information file oversight for both manual and electronic (Docfinity) information. • Proven ability to manage and troubleshoot questions from the purchasing email inbox and phone line. • Act as the day-to-day liaison with facilities, custodial, receiving, business office (accounts payable), mailroom, document services, and dining/catering. • Handle special program and project work as assigned, new process implementation, and assist in training. • Ability to work independently. • Manage projects through completion and complete daily tasks promptly. • Exercise excellent customer service skills. • Proven strong vendor management skills and the ability to multitask and prioritize workflow as needed.
St. Catherine University seeks creative, adaptable employees who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding. Candidates of color are encouraged to apply. Consistent with the University’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience.
To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University employment site to apply for this position. Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Michael Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin August 12, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled; however, priority will be given to complete applications received by August 23,2019.
St. Catherine University 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105 EEO/Drug Free Workplace Employer Tobacco-Free Campuses
Our University is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit the HERC website.
• Associate’s Degree. • Two or more years of purchasing or buying experience preferred. • Basic Inventory and Accounting background. • Experience working with cross-functional teams. • Professional and customer driven attitude. • Computer Literacy – In depth knowledge of Word, Excel, & PowerPoint. • Excellent communication, self-starter, time management, and interpersonal skills.
•Bachelor’s degree preferred.
About St. Catherine University
St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation’s largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for both women and men. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.